We are fortunate to have the support of many individuals, businesses, organisations and foundations that provide us with assistance in a variety of areas. Below a list of our major donors, who contributed financial gifts of over $5,000 2017/18.

Gifts over $200,000

Shine on Foundation

Portland House

Gifts over $150,000

Percy Baxter Charitable Trust  (Perpetual)

Gifts over $100,000

Cottage by the Sea Branches

Michael Vickers-Willis

The Jolimont Foundation

Gifts over $70,000

The Marian & E H Flack Trust

Gifts over $50,000

5point Foundation

Gifts over $40,000

Apco Foundation

Gifts over $30,000

MFS International Australia Pty Limited

The G W Vowell Foundation Ltd

Ducas-Paul Foundation

Campbell Edwards Trust

Gifts over $20,000

The Eric & Elizabeth Gross Foundation Pty Ltd

Emorgo Foundation Pty Ltd

Geelong Community Foundation

The Stuart Leslie Foundation

Gifts over $15,000

The Gray Family Charitable Trust

Dame Mary Daly Memorial Fund

Mr & Mrs Geof & Alison Nash

Mr & Mrs Ralph & Barbara Ward-Ambler

Gifts over $10,0000

Peter and Sue Latham

Australian Hotels Association (Victoria)

Drummond Foundation Pty Ltd

Geelong Harley Owners Group Inc.

Harold C Mitchell

Randall Foundation Pty Ltd

Rita Andre

The Beck Family Foundation

The Dawn Wade Foundation

The William Angliss (Victoria) Charitable Fund

Gifts over $9,000

Leopold Community Bank

Rotary Club of Balwyn

Flora & Frank Leith Charitable Trust

Gifts over $8,000

Bruce Edmunds & Associates Pty Ltd

The Eirene Lucas Foundation

The Ricketson Foundation

Gifts over $5,000

Anthony Pratt

Bay City Chrysler Car Club

Jack Moody Charitable Foundation

Mark Lorton Photography

Andrew Yeats

Craig Kimberley

Donna Taylor

Ainslie Cummins

Bisinella Developments

Dimmick Charitable Trust

Elaine Marriner

Frank Costa

Gertie’s Group (Inc.) Opportunity Shop

Ian Dicker

Joy Spencer

Lyndsay Sharp

Mr & Mrs Stewart & Sue Gull

Pierce Armstrong Foundation

Robert Hanna

St Andrew’s Opportunity Shop

The Fox Family Foundation

The Gwen & Edna Jones Foundation

The Iris & Ken Baldwin Foundation

The Ray & Joyce Uebergang Foundation

Visit Victoria

Walter Campbell Memorial Trust

Wendy Tonkin



The following estates also bequested Cottage by the Sea significant gifts.

  • Estate of Roseanne Faith Grimke-Drayton
  • Estate of the late Deborah Louise Ingram Total
  • Marion Isabel Thomas Estate Total
  • Estate of the Late Doreen Merle Taylor